A Winter Adventure Wonderland  

In Grove City

Winter is right around the corner, or for some, it may feel like it’s already arrived. But cold weather doesn’t have to mean that you’re doomed to be locked away at home for the next few months.

If you’ve been wondering what kind of cozy winter getaways Ohio has to offer, look no further! Grove City is known for its all-encompassing and exciting adventure options, and best of all, there is plenty of fun still to be had even during the colder months.

Whether you’re looking to embrace snow-covered trails to hike on or want to cozy up in some local shops and restaurants, Grove City has it all. If you’re looking for a little bit of everything and want to get away for a weekend, Grove City has 18 hotels for you to stay at while you explore it all!

One of the best things about Grove City is its plethora of outdoor hiking trails and metro parks. Battelle Darby Creek features more than 7,000 acres of forests, parries, and wetlands. It expands along 13 miles of the Big and Little Darby Creeks. Numerous different animal species have made the restored land their home, including the majestic Bison. Just behind the nature center, you’ll find a protected Bison Pasture where you can safely observe one of North America’s largest native mammals enjoy their winter pasture.

Battelle Darby Creek also allows nature lovers to go hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country ski along miles of snowy trails throughout the park. If you’re into cross-country skiing, the 3.2-mile Dyer-Mill Trail is specifically reserved just for skiers. If hiking is more of your thing, the 8.3 mile Darby Creek Greenway is perfect, especially if you want to get another peek at the two bison pastures it passes by.

Maybe nature isn’t your thing, but you’re still looking for something exciting and adrenaline-pumping? Gather your family and friends and head to LVL UP Sports Paintball Park, home to the largest paintball castle in the Midwest. A colossal, multi-level structure, the paintball castle is open year-round and offers countless opportunities for fun for kids and adults of all ages.

Tuckered out after an afternoon of outdoor adventures? Warm-up with a cappuccino at Transcend Coffee to refuel for the day, and then explore Grove City’s historic Town Center. From local shops to cozy restaurants, you’re sure to find something fun to do before settling down for a delicious dinner.

Grove City has everything from festive home decor shops to candle pouring. Its unique local shops are the perfect place for you to get ahead on your holiday shopping (or in a lot of cases, finish up some last-minute holiday shopping). You’re sure to find something rare that no other place will have. One of the best parts of the Town Center is that it is a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), so that you can enjoy your drink of choice while popping in and out of shops along Broadway.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by the local brewery, Grove City Brewing Company. Not only do they brew their own beer in-house, but they also have a delicious menu that’s sure to fill your stomach after a day full of adventures and shopping. If you’re more of a wine drinker, they’re conveniently attached to Plum Run Winery, where you can sample a variety of local Ohio wines.

If beer and wine aren’t your things, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from such as the Italian American-inspired cuisine at Cimi’s Bistro, overlooking the beautiful Pinnacle Golf Course, or any of the pizza places across the city. In fact, if you plan to visit more than once, check out the Grove City Pizza Trek. Eat at all the participating locations and grab your hard-earned Pizza Trek t-shirt from the Grove City Visitors Center located in the Town Center on Broadway.

Whether you’re looking for beautiful nature, an adrenaline-pumping adventure, or some unique local shopping and delicious food, Grove City is full of adventure no matter the time of the year.

Plan your winter adventure wonderland at VisitGroveCityOH.com.

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